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Old 05-17-2015, 08:09 AM   #41
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They don't last - light and really great for a week then they rip open
Had mine for over two years, not one issue. Pressure is left on a lot, when i forget to turn spigot off. great hose, cannot use as a potable water source, Carl
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:26 AM   #42
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No one has mentioned these hoses .... the ones advertised on TV that start out as a small hand full ball and grow (I think ) as water pressure increases to perhaps 50 feet. Seems like an ideal hose for RV or boat. The hose feels like its made from some sort of material..... about $20.00


I have never owned one so don't know what they are like or if they leave a taste to the water.


I'm sure someone here has done extensive testing .... right?
We have always understood for your fresh water only use a RV hose it is because of the material used so it is safe for drinking water . The one you use for sewer hose doesn't matter but we use tha Apex no kink RV hose for that too . We mark hose Sewer and keep them separate
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:34 PM   #43
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No one has mentioned these hoses .... the ones advertised on TV that start out as a small hand full ball and grow (I think ) as water pressure increases to perhaps 50 feet.
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The hose feels like its made from some sort of material..... about $20.00
I assume that you mean it feels like it is made from some sort of fabric... and yes, it is a fabric outer cover with an elastomeric (stretchy solid material) inner tube. The inner tube expands like a balloon under pressure, but it doesn't just blow up like a balloon because the fabric stops it. For this to work, there must be back-pressure due to some sort of restriction on the outlet, so it works if you are using a nozzle or forcing water into your RV's tank, but if flow is relatively unrestricted there's nothing to keep the hose expanded.

When you're done with it, you can turn off the supply, leave the end open, and it spits out its contents as it shrinks, so not much water sits in it between uses. That also means that when it is still under pressure and the nozzle or whatever on the end is closed, it's awkwardly stiff and springy.

These things are sold mostly with other gimmicky products. I saw one demostrated at a booth in the commercial area at a local fair, and the guy was saying that it couldn't be kinked. I think it was X Hose, but I'm not sure. He made a show of trying to bend it tight enough to kink, but it kept flowing. I asked to see it, kinked it shut, and said "no thanks"... and I'm not particularly strong. I don't care if it can be kinked by extreme abuse - I just won't buy anything being sold so fraudulently.

The X Hose web page doesn't make any claim about being safe for drinking water.

I do think the design might be great for a hose to be used only occasionally which needs to be stored very compactly; however, the various flat hoses would work for that, too. The flat hose sold by Home Hardware claims to be drinking water safe.

It does have potential to freak out people who are paranoid about snakes, if you're into that.

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Left the water pressure on one for a day, never shrank back up after that.
Good to know! And not surprising.

Of course, there are probably multiple brands of the same general expanding design. Home Hardware alone has at least two brands, of different construction.
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Fellow Canucks: got a princess auto RV water hose the other month and got around to using it on the last trip. It's claim to fame was brass fittings on both ends of the hose, white colour with I think a blue accent. It was under $20 for a 25' so I grabbed it.

It kinks like crazy and leaves a strong chemical taste/smell even after 2-3 days of use. I can handle the chemical tasting water but its the kinking that gets me. I guess I shouldn't assume anything about RV hoses.

Sorry, can't find info on the website so its likely a one-off special purchase?
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:19 PM   #45
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Hi: BCnomad... That sounds really "Kinky". If its a hose, power cord, ball of twine, or a fishing reel... no matter how much it cost, all I have to do is look at it and voila... its a mess!!! Alf
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Thanks for the laugh Alf. I was suckered by the shiny brass under the way-to-bright store lighting.
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I bought one of their supposedly higher quality hoses for household use and the fittings leak like a sieve. Love Princess Auto, but sometimes the stuff turns out to be crap. I've never noticed any issues with the white one I bought from CW.

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I too like Princess auto, and have bought many things there. You do have to be cautious, especially with their store brand, and other no-name brands, as the quality is at the same level as the cost......low.
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I have this one and so far, so good. No leaks:

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-22833-Pr...o+premium+hose
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another vote for the Camco premium....
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